Thanks to the extensive efforts of a number of club members, most notably Daniel Turton, Ilfracombe Crciket Club was awarded a £10,000 grant from Fullabrook for a new artificial wicket.
With the old artificial strip over 30 years old, this is a huge addition to the club and another indication of our rise since re-establishing the club 2 years ago.
Dura-Sport expertly fitted the new wicket on Monday 18th June 2018 and the clubs first game will be played on it this Sunday (24th) in a league game against Lynton and Lynmouth C.C. We have extended an invite to members of Fullabrook to attend the game as special guests of ours.
We are also hopeful this new addition will ignite the midweek T20 league in the town and help continue to build our youth section at the club.
The next step for the club is to begin raising more money for a cover, and we will endeavor to do so over the next 6 months.